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Historic Downtown Victoria Food Tour

by Off The Eaten Track Duration 2h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$81

Join us for a unique walking tour of downtown Victoria that combines a history lesson with modern food. We explore four iconic and historic areas of the city; The old Hudson Bay Building, Chinatown, Old Town, and Bastion Square. We visit 7 modern culinary stops and sample lots of great local food including a craft beer. A tasty history lesson indeed!

We start the tour at the historic Hudson Bay Building, now the home of the bustling Victoria Public Market. Here we will get a tour of the market that includes a coffee from a local roaster, a savoury handpie from Pie Co. and a unique version of a traditional Canadian dish from Sutra, an Indian cafe owned by Vikram Vij, one of the most famous chefs in Canada. We then make our way to historic Chinatown where we tour the hidden alleys (including the famous Fan Tan Alley) and sample modern Korean style steamed buns and a French macaron. Next, we head to Market Square and Old Town to see the revitalised buildings that once housed the rowdy hotels and opium dens that dominated the area in the late 1800s. We stop at the farm-to-table restaurant Hawk & Hen for a local Philips craft beer and some locally sourced food. We end the tour at Bastion Squre, the original home of Fort Victoria. We end the tour on a sweet note with a pastry from Rebar, a popular cafe that has been serving up delicious healthy fare in Victoria since 1988.

Join us for a unique walking tour of downtown Victoria that combines a history lesson with modern food. We explore four iconic and historic areas of the city; The old Hudson Bay Building, Chinatown, Old Town, and Bastion Square. We visit 7 modern culinary stops and sample lots of great local food including a craft beer. A tasty history lesson indeed!

We start the tour at the historic Hudson Bay Building, now the home of the bustling Victoria Public Market. Here we will get a tour of the market that includes a coffee from a local roaster, a savoury handpie from Pie Co. and a unique version of a traditional Canadian dish from Sutra, an Indian cafe owned by Vikram Vij, one of the most famous chefs in Canada. We then make our way to historic Chinatown where we tour the hidden alleys (including the famous Fan Tan Alley) and sample modern Korean style steamed buns and a French macaron. Next, we head to Market Square and Old Town to see the revitalised buildings that once housed the rowdy hotels and opium dens that dominated the area in the late 1800s. We stop at the farm-to-table restaurant Hawk & Hen for a local Philips craft beer and some locally sourced food. We end the tour at Bastion Squre, the original home of Fort Victoria. We end the tour on a sweet note with a pastry from Rebar, a popular cafe that has been serving up delicious healthy fare in Victoria since 1988.

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10:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
NZ$80.44

Total price is NZ$80.44, taxes included

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Historic Downtown Victoria Food Tour

Activity Location

Victoria

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • 2% Jazz Coffee

    1701 Douglas Street

    Victoria V8T 4M2


Highlights

  • Seven foodie stops from local hidden gem small businesses

  • Food & drink samples including local craft beer

  • Visit iconic Fan Tan Alley

  • Guided tour of historic Chinatown and Bastion Square

  • Guided foodie tour of the Victoria Public Market


Inclusions

  • Guided food tour of four historic areas of downtown Victoria including Chinatown

  • Food and drink tastings at 7 locations

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Souvenir map included with tour


Exclusions

  • Service charge for guide


Know Before You Book

  • Tour runs regardless of weather so please dress appropriately

  • .This tour has a vegetarian option that can be requested during confirmation

  • Minimum 2 guests required to run the tour and a maximum of 12

  • Tour can not accommodate the following allergy: Gluten

  • Please bring water bottle, comfortable shoes, camera and appetite!

  • Tour has alcohol sample. Must be 19+ in order to participate in the alcohol sample. We do provide a non-alcohol sample for youth and by request.